Antilhue - Chile

NGC 6005
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Image Data

Designation NGC 6005,  Bennett 72
Object type Open cluster
Coordinates 15h 56 min    - 57° 26'   Norma  (Nor)
Description Only one degree from NGC 5999  this rather inconspicuous open cluster also lies in a dense part of the Milky Way in Norma.  Dreyer states that the individual stars shine at mag 16.  Others say they shine a mag 11.8 and fainter.  Overall magnitude is 10.7.

The field of view is  37 x 25 arc minutes.  North is down (180°).

Exposure NRGB 27:9:9:9 min @ -20°C ;  all exposures unbinned, no filter on luminance
Camera SBIG STL-11000 with Astronomik Type 2 filterset  -  selfguided
Optics RCOS 14.5" Ritchey-Chrétien @ f/9 (prime focus)
Mount Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Software MaxIm DL/CCD,  Sigma Pre Beta 11,  Adobe Photoshop CS
Location - Date - Time San Esteban (Chile) - 20Jul2006 @ 02:00 UTC
Conditions Transparency 8/10,  Seeing 6-7/10, Temperature  + 14°C